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    Excellent Internship Program with opportunities to move up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Energy Efficiency in Downey, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Energy Efficiency in Downey, CA (US)

    I have been working at Socalgas as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company is family-oriented with strong values and a commitment to investing in its employees.
    As an intern, I was treated with the same respect as all the other full time employees, some of whom have been with the company for 40+ years! I have been entrusted with a good amount of responsibilities, not what you'd typically think of as an intern. There are also numerous opportunities to take classes (online or in person) to enhance job skills and attain certifications.
    The amount of employees that are nearing retirement is substantial, meaning advancement is likely if you're good at what you do.
    My direct supervisor is by far the best boss I've every had. She is flexible with my work hours and time off.

    Cons

    Too conservative. I understand that a utility won't be as cutting-edge as some of the other industries out there, but if conservative values are slowing down innovation and necessary change, then these ideals should be re-evaluated.
    The size of the company also means that it takes a long time to get things done. For example, if you're trying to propose a new program, you may wait months to pitch the idea, and not see results for years.
    Hard to get benefits for part-time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend benefits package to part-time employees/interns. The package could be at a discounted rate.

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Socalgas Interviews

Updated 2 Oct 2014
Updated 2 Oct 2014

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    Senior Engineering Intern II (MSC) Interview

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    I had an expedite process since they were looking to fill the position quickly, but sometimes the process can take forever. Depending on who is the hiring manager and who is your contact for HR you can be hired a week after the interview or a month after the interview

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Website www.socalgas.com
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1929
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (AUD) per year

Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) figures being the largest gas utility in the US gives it the right to call itself "The Gas Company." The utility, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, distributes natural gas to 5.8 million residential, commercial, and industrial meters (20.9 million customers) in more than 500 communities throughout the southern half of California. SoCalGas owns and operates about 97,000 miles of gas distribution mains and service lines, as well as about 4,000 miles of transmission and storage pipeline. The utility also owns gas transmission compressor... More

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